Date: Sat, 22 Jun 1996 19:10:17 -0400 From: TERRY IRONS Subject: Re: Chicago pronc On Sat, 22 Jun 1996 simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU wrote: > I seem to hear the city name, Chicago, pronounced [CI-] more and more. > Am I alone in [S[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]-] (the ampersand is a schwa). > > beth > I hear the affricate pronc often myself, although I believe I say it with a fricative. Could this be a result of spelling? A stereotype of Hispanic English uses this pronunciation. Could there be some influence here? Or is some strictly phonological mechanism at work? It seems to me a while back there was a discussion of where [s] is becoming an affricate in the middle of words, too, but I can't remember the example. Virtually, Terry (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)